Penn State Berkey Creamery Among Stops on Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail
Penn State's Berkey Creamery is one of 32 stops statewide for the expanded, second annual Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail.
An initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Tourism Office, Department of Agriculture and Center for Dairy Excellence, this year's Ice Cream Trail features three regional trails — Eastern, South Central and Western, that latter including Berkey Creamery as one of nine stops.
“It’s pretty cool to be part of a new summertime tradition in Pennsylvania,” Jim Brown, assistant manager of Penn State's Berkey Creamery said in a news release. “We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones as they pursue their passion for ice cream and for Pennsylvania.”
Now through Sept. 2, ice cream lovers can download a passports from visitPA.com/scoops and those who visit five stops on the trail can win a #PursueYourScoops T-shirt. Visitors who get their passports stamped all stops on the trail will win a T-shirt and ice cream bowl.
The Ice Cream Trail started in 2018 to highlight local dairy farms and agritourism, featuring 12 creameries in eastern and south-central Pennsylvania. More than 1,500 passports were redeemed by people who visited at least six creameries on the inaugural trail.
After the success of the first year, the trail was expanded to feature more PA Preferred dairies.
“The dairy industry is an important part of Pennsylvania agriculture and our economy as a whole,” DCED Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore said. “We’re proud to support that industry through these ice cream trails. These ice cream trails help tell the stories of Pennsylvania’s ice cream makers and how their ice cream is a truly home-grown treat for families to enjoy all summer long.”
Pennsylvania's dairy industry contributes $14. 7 billion to the economy and supports 52,000 jobs, making it the largest sector of the state's $135.7 billion agriculture industry.
Penn State's Berkey Creamery is the largest university creamery in the United States, producing cheese, milk, yogurt, sour cream and other products in addition to its famed ice cream.
“The only thing better than eating delicious ice cream is knowing your purchase supports Pennsylvania farms and Pennsylvania’s economy,” Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding said. “Learning the story of how food is made and seeing that connection between the cow and the cone adds even more fun.”
Windy Ridge Dairy, 457 North Tower Road, Fombell, PA 16123
Widnoon Soft Serve 911 Mahoning Road, Templeton, PA 16259
Betsy’s Ice Cream 664 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
Kerber’s Dairy, 1856 Guffey Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Jackson Farms Dairy, 6718 National Pike E, New Salem, PA 15468
Vale Wood Farms 517 Vale Wood Road, Loretto, PA 15940
Ritchey’s Dairy 2130 Cross Cove Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662
Stock’s Dairy Delight 2491 Cove Mountain Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662
Penn State Berkey Creamery Rodney Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA 16802
Patches Family Creamery 201 Fonderwhite Road, Lebanon, PA 17042
Fox Meadows Creamery 2475 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17552
The Milkhouse at Oregon Dairy 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
Perrydell Farm and Dairy 90 Indian Rock Dam Road, York, PA 17403
Lapp Valley Farm, 244 Mentzer Road, New Holland, PA 17557
Way-Har Farms, 7701 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506
Hall’s Ice Cream 861 Raccoon Valley Road, Millerstown, PA 17062
Sweet Treats & More 72 North Market Street, Elizabethville, PA 17023
Urban Churn 1004 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
The Sugar Shack of Boiling Springs 101 W 1st Street, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery 2685 Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202
Pine View Dairy 2225 New Danville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
The Nesting Box Farm Market & Creamery 230 Snyder Road Kempton, PA 19529
Manning Farm Dairy, RR#1 Manning Road, Dalton, PA 18414
The Lands at Hillside Farms 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown, PA 18708
Milkhouse Creamery 190 Susquehanna Blvd, West Hazleton, PA 18202
Creamworks 1557 Creek Drive, Waymart, PA 18472
Keatings Ice Cream 1642 Archbald Mountain Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436
Chester Springs Creamery at Milky Way Farm 521 E Uwchlan Ave, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Crystal Spring Farm 3550 Bellview Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078
Freddy Hill Farm 1440 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446
Merrymead Farm 2222 S Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery 410 Klein Road, Easton, PA 18040